“I’m taking my daughter to a movie this evening, she has been wanting to go to one for a very long time but it’s now that I’ve been able to find time for it, I have not been home for a month now.

I’m a silk rearer but off late the prices of the cocoon have fallen really low so I make up by working here at the brick factory. Yes, the new government has announced loan waivers, like every other government. But we don’t need loan waivers we need a support price. What point is it when the cocoon prices fall and I’m given a loan waiver, I have already fallen into the vicious cycle. The government needs to fix a support price and help us market our cocoons.” Ramesh, cocoon rearer, Ramanagra, Karnataka.

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